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Help for procrastinating voters

So you found that ballot on the counter and had one of those "Oops" moments.

As in "Oops, I meant to figure out who deserves my vote in that legislative/county/congressional race. But I forgot."

Not too late. One of the advantages of all mail voting is you have time to do research on the elections before casting the ballot. Not much time, at this point, because ballots are due by tomorrow. (For information on deadlines click here or see below.)

But there are resources to help you make your decision.

For starters (Warning: shameless plug to follow) there's The Spokesman-Review's Primary Election Center.

There's also the state Voter Guide, which has information on congressional, legislative and local races. You can get a custom-tailored guide for races where you are registered by going to My Vote and entering your information. 

Some counties have their own version of the online Voter Guide. Here's a link to Spokane County's Voter Guide.

Still have a question about a candidate's stand on a particular issue or concern? You could call or e-mail them, although they may be out knocking on doors or waving a campaign sign on a street corner. Here's a list of the contact information they supplied when filing for office. 

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Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981. He is currently the political reporter and state government reporter in the newspaper's Olympia bureau office.

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